May 27, 2015

Faculty and Staff News

Eric Newton, a global leader in championing transformational digital innovation in the news media as an executive of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is joining ASU as the innovation chief of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Arizona State University student Jakob Hansen and ASU professor Horst Thieme have received Charles Wexler awards for their excellence in mathematics.

Patrick Foster brings 22 years of streetwise law enforcement experience when he is sworn in May 21 as Arizona State University's newest assistant police chief.

Barry Bozeman was the first in his family to go to college. Today, he is one of the nation's leading scholars in public administration in the School of Public Affairs, part of ASU's College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Professor Ariel Anbar's pioneering research – especially about the chemical evolution of the environment – and innovative efforts in online education have garnered him the 2015 CLAS Difference Maker award.

ASU professor emeritus Sharon Crowley has received the 2015 CCCC Exemplar Award, a national lifetime-achievement honor from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, an arm of the National Council of Teachers of English.

The Arizona State University Graduate and Professional Student Association has awarded Wendi Simonson, a School of Life Sciences graduate program coordinator, with the Annette Jecker Outstanding Staff award.

Outstanding accomplishments in engineering have earned Arizona State University professors Daniel Bliss and Yong-Hang Zhang honored status in one of the world's most prominent professional organizations.

At the end of the academic year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honors and recognizes its faculty for quality teaching.

All Arizona State University full- and part-time faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the upcoming 2015 Employee Recognition Celebrations, which will be held on all four ASU campuses in May.

A former international student himself, Holly Singh was recently named director of the International Students and Scholars Center at ASU.

The Sun Devil Campus Stores will be hosting a one-day sale exclusively for ASU employees on April 30.

A National Science Foundation CAREER Award will help an ASU mechanical engineer expand his work on developing "shape-memory" metal alloys.

New College dean Marlene Tromp and her team know they have a great product. What they didn't know was how best to get the message out. Enter the Idea Enterprise, which brings high-level business leaders and their expertise together with ASU faculty and staff.

An ASU engineering professor is developing technology that shows promise for helping to reduce the troublesome buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Nearly 55 faculty, staff and doctoral students from ASU's Teachers College are involved in over 110 sessions at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

From harvesting oranges grown on campus, to spreading the importance of sleep in two languages, to creating engineering excellence half a world away, Arizona State University faculty and staff are helping to change the world for the better.

The ASU Faculty Women's Association presented School of Life Sciences professor Jon Harrison with its Outstanding Faculty Mentorship award to recognize his outstanding support and guidance of students – particularly women and underrepresented groups.

For his nearly 50-year career as a teacher, professor and physical education scholar, ASU professor emeritus Robert Pangrazi was recently honored with one of his field’s top honors, the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal, by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Three professors at Arizona State University have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 Centennial Professorship Award.

Arizona State University professor Maureen Daly Goggin has been awarded a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant for teaching and research on historical needlework practices in Austria and the Czech Republic.

The ASU Book Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m., April 29, to discuss "In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods," by new English faculty member Matt Bell.

Sun Devil student achievements will be recognized at the fourth annual Arizona State University Pitchfork Awards on April 9.

A National Science Foundation CAREER Award will support ASU engineer Pingbo Tang's effort to improve the maintenance, safety and resilience of civil infrastructure.

One of the most prominent professional engineering organizations has recognized an Arizona State University engineering professor for her contributions to education and research.

Arizona State University professor Eva Brumberger has developed a new text to offer insights to faculty in a range of fields who want to help their undergraduate students develop visual literacy.

Arizona State University Teachers College professor Michelene “Micki” Chi has been named the winner of the 2015 E.L. Thorndike Award for Lifetime Contribution in Research from the American Psychological Association.

The annual Maricopa County Trip Reduction Survey has begun and Parking & Transit Services is requesting that all ASU employees complete the survey online in order for the university to meet the county-mandated response requirements.

An endowment from a Fortune 500 company will aid Arizona State University industrial engineering professor Pitu Mirchandani's work to advance analytics and logistics for operating supply chain networks.

The March 5 Sun Devil Service Award Luncheon honored 178 ASU faculty and staff celebrating anniversaries of 25 years and greater.